history of chicago

This is what the world looked like the last time the Chicago Cubs won the World Series. Titanic was four years from sinking. There hadn’t been a World War One or Two yet. It was the year the first powered airplane went public. It was also the year the Model T Ford began production. The Great Depression was two decades away. The average age was less than 50. Stravinsky’s The Firebird had not yet been composed, and Mahler’s eighth symphony had yet to premiere. Mahler, Ravel, Debussy, and Prokofiev had all yet to write some of their most famous works. In other music news, the Cubs could have heard “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” because that was written in 1908. The tallest building in Chicago was only 19 stories. The following people still walked the Earth in 1908: Mark Twain, Leo Tolstoy, Florence Nightingale, Henri Rousseau, Julia Ward Howe, Geronimo.